The History of the Tiffany Diamond

The Tiffany diamond has become a very iconic piece of jewellery so much so that only 4 women have ever been lucky enough to wear it. Find out who they are here.

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When was the Tiffany Diamond first discovered?

First discovered in South Africa in 1869, in the Kimberley mines, the Tiffany Diamond was brought to Paris by Charles Lewis Tiffany and cut by French gem-cutter George Frederick Kunz.

How did the Tiffany Diamond get its name?

The Tiffany Diamond is so named because it was purchased by the famed jewellery company Tiffany & Co.

Who owned the Tiffany Diamond before it was sold to Tiffany & Co.?

The Tiffany Diamond was originally owned by Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Co. He purchased the diamond in 1878 from a French jeweller, and it has been in the possession of the company ever since. The stone was sold to Tiffany for $18,000.

How many carats is the Tiffany Diamond?

The Tiffany Diamond is a whopping 128.54 carats! It was originally cut from a larger stone weighing over 400 carats.

What is the value of the Tiffany Diamond today?

The value of the Tiffany Diamond today is estimated to be around $30 million.

What is the cut of the Tiffany Diamond?

The Tiffany Diamond is a brilliant cushion-shaped diamond weighing in at over 128 carats. The cushion cut style, means that it has rounded corners and large facets. This particular piece had 82 facets.

What is the colour of the Tiffany Diamond?

The Tiffany Diamond is a pale yellow colour.

What are some of the famous events that the Tiffany Diamond has been worn to?

Some of the famous events the Tiffany Diamond has been worn to include the opening of the Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1940, extravagant balls hosted by socialite Dorothy Whitney in the 1930s, and society weddings like that of banking heiress Nokia Duff in 1951.

Who currently owns the Tiffany diamond?

There is no definitive answer to this question as the diamond's ownership is not public information. However, it is rumored that the Tiffany diamond is currently owned by a private collector.

What celebrities have worn the Tiffany Diamond?

The Tiffany yellow diamond has only been worn by a select few famous women, 4 to be precise. It had its first public outing in 1957, on the throat of socialite Mary Whitehouse, it was a remarkable 79 years after they purchased it that it was ever seen. A few years later in 1961 Audrey Hepburn was seen wearing the iconic piece. Audrey wore it during the publicity for one of her best known films, Breakfast at Tiffany's. In 2019 Lady Gaga was seen wearing the necklace to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Most recently, Beyoncé has worn the necklace as part of a campaign for Tiffany & Co.

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